Dolphins re-sign CB Brent Grimes to four-year deal

Brent Grimes signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins.
Brent Grimes signs a four-year deal with the Dolphins. (USATSI)

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Cornerback Brent Grimes picked a good year to put in a Comeback POY-worthy effort. And he's been rewarded with a four-year deal from the Dolphins as a result.

The team announced the deal, which Grimes said was a four-year contract.

"It's a four-year deal," Grimes told Josina Anderson of ESPN. "I wanted to be back, but you never know in this business, and when it all worked out I was happy."

There was some speculation that the Dolphins might use the franchise tag on Grimes in advance of Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Grimes himself was "pretty optimistic" that he could work something out with the Dolphins. (Grimes, understandably, didn't want the tag; he was playing on a tag with Atlanta when he suffered his injury.)

Miami signed Grimes to a one-year deal when the Falcons let him walk after a year where he suffered a torn Achilles during the first game of 2012.

The Dolphins then signed Grimes to a one-year, $5.5 million deal and the cornerback played in all 16 games for Miami, recording four interceptions, 16 pass deflections, 60 tackles and scoring a touchdown.

He was an absolute steal for Miami and ironic proof that making it rain in free agency -- which is what the Dolphins did last offseason -- isn't the most prudent way to create a roster. 

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